Tuesday, August 12, 2008

BRONZE BABY!!!

by Anne

Team USA Men's Gymnastics didn't have a single returning Olympian this year and they still won bronze!!!! Yay! That final Pommel horse routine by Alexander Artemev was NUTS and salvaged the USA's bronze medal after the first 2 pommel horse routines were less than phenomenal. I don't generally find the pommel horse an entertaining event but Artemev's final routine was totally crazy and I'd love to be able to watch it again.

Congrats to Team China who set their sights on gymnastics gold when they were awarded the games in 2001 and they did it. I'm sure their head coach is exceptionally glad because he said he'd jump off the tallest building in Beijing if his team didn't take home the gold. Uhhh what the heck would've happened if Japan had gone crazy and taken gold? Parachute? Bungee jump? Actual suicide? Those Chinese are a people of their word.

YAY! BRONZE FOR TEAM USA! I'm really so excited for them. Heading into the Olympics this gymnastics team wasn't expected to medal, they weren't even expected to come close to medaling and they did. They didn't give up, they fought hard against all the naysayers, bad performances and loss of their only 2 Olympic veterans. Yay! Its hard to not be excited when you see the energy and enthusiasm on the boys of Team USA's faces. You could hear my OBF setting the record straight to his teammates, making sure everyone know that they never gave up in themselves. Woooooo!!

U-S-A! U-S-A!

Wooooo!

7 comments:

  1. That final Pommel horse routine by Alexander Artemev was NUTS

    Oh my god, yeah! That routine was insane! Congratulations men's gymnastics, you guys totally had me on the edge of my seat! And they were so thrilled to death with their bronze too. Aww... was nice to see.

    Anne, I'm glad to see that you too are reveling in the Olympics because I'm totally addicted to it myself!

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  2. I totally agree about Artemev. My OBF would have to be Justin Spring. I can't believe he could pull of those intense routines (especially the high bar!) after having complete reconstructive knee surgery... Definitely a heart-warming comeback/Cinderalla story all the way around for these guys. Love!

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  3. Anne, I'm glad to see that you too are reveling in the Olympics because I'm totally addicted to it myself!

    I had no intention of watching Men's gymnastics this year, but it was keeping us busy until Michael Phelps raced, so I got hooked. Was anyone else confused because they just were FLAT OUT not showing Team USA?

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  4. Definitely a heart-warming comeback/Cinderalla story all the way around for these guys. Love!

    Justin Spring definitely had the "intense look of focus" thing going for him, haha. He's my alternate OBF if he's competing in an event that Jonathan Horton isn't competing in when it comes to Men's All-Around.

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  5. Yeah I was proud of our team for getting a medal, good for them. :)

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  6. Was anyone else confused because they just were FLAT OUT not showing Team USA?

    I actually missed most of the Olympics last night, so by the time I tuned in, the US men's gymnastics team was primary coverage. And I too had no intention of watching men's gymnastics, but I was totally hooked!

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  7. They were def. extremely pumped to win bronze, it was funny. What was with them talking about taking a dip? haha

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